What is The Bright Sparks Project?

The Bright Sparks Project is a talent competition for young creatives and performers in front of, as well as behind, the camera.

 

The first Bright Sparks Project was run in partnership with the UK Scout Association.  Half a million members were invited to submit a video entry of a performance which showcased their ability as singers, musicians, dancers, as members of a choir, choreographers, stylists, directors, producers, video editors etc.

 

Once videos had been uploaded to the BSP website, entrants were encouraged to promote it to clock up views, which would enable them climb the leader board - effectively building an audience for their entry. The winning Bright Sparks were then chosen by a panel of music industry judges from the top half of the leader board and were awarded the chance to collaborate with established artists and celebrated music industry professionals in creating the first Bright Sparks album for release in autumn 2013. 

 

The first single from the album is 'Let It Out' and performed by Bright Sparks winner Kayleigh Ann Walters of Sutton Coldfield Scouts and Handsworth Scout and Guide GangShow.  All profits from the single release will be donated to the charity.  Emma Taylor of Rossendale Scouts directed the music video.  The album is available to Scout Groups and charities to help them fundraise for themselves or local causes.